Science and Technology

Our dedicated faculty and quality facilities prepare students for science-related careers and graduate studies. We emphasize basic and applied research, technological applications, and international experiences because our objective is not merely to accumulate knowledge, but also to develop commitment and take action.


Langlois, Gaytha

Gaytha A. Langlois

Professor, Science and Technology
Faculty Suite B, Room 320

Professor Langlois, whose scholarly pursuits include microbial communities associated with coral reefs and oil-stressed ecosystems, the effects of climate change on Arctic ecosystems, and protection strategies for endangered Metasequoia redwoods in China, also has extensive experience in crafting municipal and statewide environmental policies. Her courses focus on broad policy implications, system challenges, innovative technology solutions, and sustainable business practices. Formerly Chair of the Department of Science and Technology from 2008-2014, Langlois helped to create new academic programs in Environmental Science and Biology, including the M.S. in Global Environmental Studies degree program, and collaborated with colleagues to envision new laboratory facilities, research programs, and faculty recruitment needs. Langlois was integrally involved in the Bryant’s collaborative learning at a distance program (CLD) in Belarus, and has traveled extensively in China and Tibet as part of Bryant's global education initiatives.

Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Coastal Resilience; Water Pollution; GIS; Land Use Planning, Hazardous Waste Management, Renewable Energy

Oil Pollution Impacts on Marine and Estuarine Microbial Communities; Coral Reef Ciliates; Ecology of Metasequoia; Grasslands Protists; Environmental Policy; Wetlands Ecology

  • National Audubon Society
  • Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association
  • Rhode Island Natural History Survey
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission
  • International Society of Protistologists
  • Rhode Island Green Building Council
  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island
  • 2013, Alumna of the Year
  • 2013, Merit Award
  • 2009, Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2008, Special Alumnus Award
  • 2005, Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2005, Outstanding Service Award
  • 1984, Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • 1978, EPA Merit Award

Cai, X., Chen, Y., Pan, X., Wang, J., Wu, W., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Jing, X., Langlois, G., Qiu, Z., Ultrastructural Observation of Pseudoamphisiella lacazei Reveals More Morphological Features and Provides Taxonomical Evidence, Insights in Aquaculture and Biotechnology, 2017.

Langlois, G., Cournoyer, N., Leng, Q., Phillips, A., A new morphological discovery sheds light on the difficult management of the invasive Cabomba caroliniana (Carolina Fanwort) in New England freshwater ecosystems. Paper number “Sun-PM2-F-3”, Northeast Natural History Conference 2017 (the 17th NENHC), Cromwell, Connecticut, USA, 21-23 April 2017, 2017.

Warren, A., Patterson, D. J., Dunthorn, M., Clamp, J. C., Achilles-Day, U. E., Aescht, E., Al-Farraj, S. A., Al-Quraishy, S., Al-Rasheid, K., Carr, M., Day, J. G., Dellinger, M., El-Serehy, H. A., Fan, Y., Gao, F., Gao, S., Gong, J., Gupta, R., Hu, X., Kamra, K., Langlois, G., Lin, X., Lipscomb, D., Lobban, C. S., Luporini, P., Lynn, D. H., Ma, H., Macek, M., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Makhija, S., Mansergh, R. I., Martín-Cereceda, M., McMiller, N., Montagnes, D. J., Nikolaeva, S., Ong'ondo, G. O., Pérez-Uz, B., Purushothaman, J., Quintela-Alonso, P., Rotterová, J., Santoferrara, L., Shao, C., Shen, Z., Shi, X., Song, W., Stoeck, T., La Terza, A., Vallesi, A., Wang, M., Weisse, T., Wiackowski, K., Wu, L., Xu, K., Yi, Z., Zufall, R., Agatha, S., Beyond the “Code”: A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora), Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 2017.

Mott, S. F., Reid, A., Langlois, G., Hokeness, K., Biology 1 Laboratory: Principles of Biology Investigations, Academx Publishing, 2015.

Langlois, G., Yang, H., Leng, Q., Early Paleogene Arctic terrestrial ecosystems affected by the change of polar hydrology under global warming: Implications for modern climate change at high latitudes, Science China Earth Science, 2010.